The second route to gain professional agricultural skills is ongoing professional training.
This type of training is aimed at persons over 18 years of age having at least one year of experience, as well as first-time job seekers. This allows you to add to professional experience or training you may have gained in your country and to achieve the level required for professional skills. The FPC provides a range of exams and training from training certificates to level V to Level I professional diplomas, as well as experience acquisition exams (VAE).
You must be able to provide proof your initial training level or the professional experience gained in your country. Candidates are generally recruited following an interview and a set of tests. Your previous education and experience will be identified and eventually checked. This could be in the form of short or long-term courses taken at Specialised training centres.
Individual training courses, (duration, type, content) taking into account the candidate’s acquisitions (professional skills, qualifications, diplomas…), can be designed as training plans, professionalization contracts and individual training rights (DIF)…
Positioning and the VAE also allow agricultural candidates not holding a diploma or other qualification or certificate conferring professional agricultural skills but who do hold a different diploma or have professional experience, to develop these and to obtain a diploma which confers them.
Advanced educational establishments also offer a range of non-diploma training courses. Ongoing training allows professionals to bring their knowledge up-to-date in a short period of time and to acquire new knowledge in specific areas. Furthermore, certain engineering diplomas are accessible through ongoing training designed for active professionals. The VAE also allows you to obtain advanced education agricultural diplomas.